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Thu 01.05

V73 Canvas Printed Tote: It’s Like Déjà vu All Over Again

I’ll look for any excuse to quote “Clueless,” so to paraphrase Cher: V73, this tote is just a lawsuit waiting to happen! I’m all for cheeky pop art when it’s in the right context. And let’s be realistic, few brands can resist doing a little Hermès play every now and again, but this feels unoriginal … Continue reading V73 Canvas Printed Tote: It’s Like Déjà vu All Over Again

Tue 01.03

Versace Metallic Leather Shoulder Bags: Versace is More

Versace stands wholeheartedly by their Italian routes, and there’s no doubt Italians often like to flaunt their love of the molto flashy. Their new metallic bags look like they were plucked out of the glitziest casino in Vegas, rather than snatched outside the runway shows in Milan. Lamb leather has been embossed in their signature … Continue reading Versace Metallic Leather Shoulder Bags: Versace is More

Fri 12.16

Kate Moss x Longchamp Gloucester Bag: Hairy Mess

I almost bought a Diane von Furstenberg goat-hair vest last month that looked amazing on my friend with blonde hair, until I looked in the mirror and realized the goat hair looked like an extension of my own hair. When you can’t tell the difference between your mane and your jacket, you need a change … Continue reading Kate Moss x Longchamp Gloucester Bag: Hairy Mess

Thu 11.17

Hung On U Small Pony Crossbody Sling: Out of Body Experience

Utter the mere words “pink” and “pony hair” and normally you’d have me doing a round of somersaults in a hot minute! Which is why I’m dismayed by this unsettlingly peculiar cross-body bag. The color of Pepto-Bismol has never looked so abysmal! Maybe I’m being a little too harsh, but what under most conditions would … Continue reading Hung On U Small Pony Crossbody Sling: Out of Body Experience

Wed 11.09

Top 5 Animal-Prints Gone Wrong: Cuddly and Not So Cute

Not all animal-print bags make the grade. Far from it. Some furry, fuzzy, and even feral satchels take a savage turn into all out tackiness. While this selection of wild things might look adorable on the arms of Betty Rubble (I did always like her jewel-topped mini-dress), when it comes to our purposes, they should … Continue reading Top 5 Animal-Prints Gone Wrong: Cuddly and Not So Cute

Mon 10.10

Marc by Marc Jacobs Snakes On a Frame

This bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs is so bizarre.  At first I thought it was a case for sunglasses and was about to move on with my day until I clicked on it and realized it’s 10″x5″ and meant to be worn as a bag (cross body no less).  Um, why?  Apparently someone is … Continue reading Marc by Marc Jacobs Snakes On a Frame

Thu 09.29

Top 5 Brights Gone Bad: Neon Fright

The bright color conundrum: I’m all for adding brightness to the fall palette – sometimes brights look better in the colder months because they’re unexpected – but not at the expense of my retinas burning off. Just like with colorblocked bags, there is a fine line between spunky-fun and freaky-scary. Solid brights on clean matte … Continue reading Top 5 Brights Gone Bad: Neon Fright

Wed 08.24

5 Colorblocking Disasters That Will Kill the Trend: Quit While You’re Ahead

Too much of a good thing? When a trend abounds, a few misses are bound to happen. Anyone getting involved in the now ubiquitous trend, whether you’re a bag designer or you’re just getting dressed in the morning, remember: colorblocking is not successfully defined by throwing a bunch of colors together willy-nilly! The colors must … Continue reading 5 Colorblocking Disasters That Will Kill the Trend: Quit While You’re Ahead

Mon 08.15

Henry Beguelin Croc-Embossed Hobo With Charmless Fox Tail Charm

The bag is really great – the hobo shape with the pin-tuck gather down the middle, the straps with the little buckles and the gradient of the leather.  That is, if you can get past that huge fox tail.  First of all, it is totally disproportionate to the bag and second, it should not be … Continue reading Henry Beguelin Croc-Embossed Hobo With Charmless Fox Tail Charm